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The Accident Claimline Blog

Welcome to our blog regarding personal injury claims news and accident claims updates. Contact us for specialist advice from a solicitor today.

Will bells on bicycles help reduce cycling accidents, injuries and fatalities?

In a bid to reduce the number of cycling-related accidents, injuries and fatalities – in particular to pedestrians - a recently announced government overhaul of the UK’s laws regarding cycling safety may soon see the compulsory use of bells on all bi...
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Compensation claims following a fatal accident

Losing a loved one at any time can be a highly traumatic event, even more so should that person have suffered a fatal accident, especially if it was someone else’s fault. Whilst financial compensation is not going to be a priority in the immediate af...
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Revealed: Britain’s most dangerous roads for accidents and injuries

Revealed: Britain’s most dangerous roads for accidents and injuries Whilst there have been huge improvements in the safety of cars, vans and other vehicles over the past 30 years, 71 people are still killed or badly injured every single day on the Br...
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Spending cuts fuelling a rise in injury compensation claims by teachers

Continued budget cuts in schools throughout the UK has led to a significant increase in personal injury compensation claims as cuts in staff numbers has left teachers more vulnerable to assault. Over the past 12 months, compensation payments for a ra...
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Hands free phone call a big factor in fatal road accident

Following a road traffic accident in which a young woman was killed having been hit by a driver who had just finished a hands-free phone call, there have been pleas to motorists to stop making such calls, even though they are perfectly legal. The tra...
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Roadside vegetation affecting road traffic accident claims – councils and government not liable

Following a road traffic accident where a cyclist was knocked off his bike and injured near Ruthin in North Wales, a recent decision by the Court of Appeal means that local or central government should not have a duty of care to prevent roadside vege...
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Positive Mesothelioma decision for asbestos cancer sufferers

A Court of Appeal decision earlier this year has given a much needed boost to mesothelioma sufferers and their families in that they should now be more likely to be awarded appropriate levels of compensation from employers who had exposed them to asb...
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Record injury compensation payment for brain damaged girl

Following a recent High Court hearing, a UK record payment of £19million has been awarded to a young girl who, following sub-standard levels of care immediately after she was born, suffered catastrophic brain damage. The girl, now aged nine, was born...
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Personal injury claims savings not being passed on by insurers

Despite a raft of new rules and regulations over the past few years aimed at helping motor insurers by reducing the amount of compensation they have to pay out on road traffic accident and whiplash claims - from 2013’s LASPO Act right up to the forth...
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Compensation guide – rugby injury claims

By its very nature, rugby is a sport that involves a high degree of physical contact and commitment that means that there will inevitably be injuries. Whilst much of the tackling, rucking and mauling that forms part and parcel of the game of rugby co...
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Supreme Court decision to allow work compensation claims for ‘symptomless’ injuries

A decision reached in an appeal heard by the Supreme Court last month is set to have a significant impact on claimants seeking industrial injury or industrial disease compensation in situations where such injuries are essentially ‘symptomless’. The a...
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Most insurance bosses predict rising insurance premiums, despite injury claim restrictions.

Despite significant regulatory changes to the personal injury and civil litigation sector over the past few years - many of which significantly affect a individual’s ability to obtain professional legal representation and receive the correct level of...
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Dashcam video foils cycling injury claim scam

Once again the benefits of having a dashcam (a dashboard mounted video camera that records images of your journies) installed in your vehicle are clear following a recent incident of apparent attempted insurance fraud on the A52 in Nottingham. Elizab...
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New campaign launched aimed at reducing accidents and injuries on Hampshire’s roads

Along with many other local authorities and police forces throughout the UK, Hampshire County Council has launched a new campaign to alert and remind drivers and riders of the often lethal contribution that speed – in particular inappropriate levels ...
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Whiplash and injury claim reforms - will insurers pass on the supposed savings to motorists?

With the recent Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announcement of the forthcoming Civil Liability Bill - a highlight of which are major changes to how compensation will be calculated and awarded for injury and whiplash claims which is supposed to help r...
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Laser treatment for cosmetic procedures – what if things go wrong?

It has become increasingly more commonplace for people of all ages to undergo voluntary treatments and procedures for a wide range of cosmetic reasons. Many such treatments now involve laser therapies, particularly with skin treatments for anti-aging...
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New laws being proposed to help protect cyclists from injury

In a new initiative from the Department for Transport (DfT), proposals are being drawn up for additional and new laws designed to provide additional protection for cyclists and pedestrians. The DOT review could see the introduction of new laws to add...
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Another Big Insurer doing well – in spite of ongoing ‘compensation culture’ allegations

Over the past few years, the UK’s big insurers have constantly complained about the UK’s (in their mind) ‘compensation culture’ – how they have to pay out so much in accident injury compensation, how this is a ‘bad thing’ and how it means that motori...
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Claims Guide: Pothole Claims

If you are a regular user of the UK road network, whether as a driver, motorcyclist or cyclist, it’s likely that you are already aware of the impact that local council and highways agency budget cuts are having on the state of repair our roads – with...
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Claim guide: accidents on public transport

If you have been involved in an accident whilst using public transport and have suffered harm or have been injured, then you are entitled to make a claim for personal injury. Public transport covers a wide range of options, such as a bus, coach, trai...
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